Connect with us

International

Nine killed, dozens injured in New Year Day stampede at Ugandan mall

Published

on

Ugandan authorities have confirmed that at least nine people were killed and several others injured in a New Year Day stampede at a mall in the capital, Kampala, while celebrating the beginning of a new year.

According to Ugandan police in a statement, the incident involved several teenagers who were attending a music show at an event centre in the mall.

“It is alleged that the incident occurred when the event’s Master of Ceremonies encouraged attendees to go outside and watch the fireworks display,” police statement said.

READ ALSO:11 pupils die in Uganda school fire

“After the display ended, a stampede ensued, resulting in the instant deaths of five people and injuries to several others,” police said, adding that four others were confirmed dead after the injured were rushed to hospital.

“Emergency responders arrived on the scene and transported the injured individuals to the hospital,” police said, adding that “more information would be availed in the course of the day”.

Join the conversation

Opinions

Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

3 × 5 =